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The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982

The American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 collection includes 2,024 reel-to-reel tapes and 2,024 WAV files preserved as part of the Pacifica Radio Archives’ 2013-2016 “American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982” (“American Women”) preservation project. The recordings were selected as an “artificial collection” to document the Women’s movement and second-wave feminism as it was broadcast on the Pacifica network. The collection also includes recordings that, though they weren’t about feminism or women’s rights, are significant because they were produced by women or featured women important to American history and culture at that time. Nearly all of the recordings were broadcast between 1963 and 1982 on a Pacifica network station: KPFA - 94.1 FM Berkeley, CA; KPFK - 90.7 FM Los Angeles, CA; WBAI - 99.5 FM New York, NY, KPFT - 90.1 FM Houston, TX; and WPFW - 89.3 FM Washington, D.C. or via satellite. One thousand six hundred and ninety six reel-to-reel tapes were digitized with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), and all 2,024 tapes are being stored at the University of Maryland’s Public Broadcasting Archive. The 2,024 WAV audio files are being stored at the Pacifica Radio Archives in North Hollywood, CA, the University of California, Berkeley Library, and the Internet Archive in San Francisco, CA.

RESTRICTED. Please contact the Pacifica Radio Archives if you wish to use any portion of these recordings in any published work or performance. Permissions, licensing requests, and all other inquiries should be directed in writing to: Pacifica Radio Archives c/o Archives Director, 3729 Cahuenga Blvd. West, North Hollywood, CA 91604, 800-735-0230 x 263, fax 818-506-1084, info AT pacificaradioarchives.org, http://www.pacificaradioarchives.org. The Pacifica Radio Archives will honor all takedown requests in compliance with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and other applicable intellectual copyright laws. Claimants are advised to leave detailed contact information including name, telephone number, e-mail address, and/or physical address where they may be reached, as well as all information pertaining to the specific nature of the complaint. The preservation of these tapes was funded by a grant from the National Historic Publications and Records Commission. Preservation services provided by George Blood Audio and Video.

This project was funded by a generous grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a division of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

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American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982
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Reynolds, Malvina.
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Women musicians.
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Petric, Faith.
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Radicalism -- Songs and music.
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Sorrels, Rosalie.
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Malvina Reynolds, folk singer, sings different cuts of her song, "El Cortito" about the short 12-inch hoe she used by Mexican field workers and allowed by California and Governor Ronald Reagan.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Reynolds, Malvina., Folk music, Agricultural...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Malvina Reynolds, folksinger, plays her songs live in studio for Bill Schechner and audience. Songs included on this reel: The Albatross; Turn Around; Little Boxes; The New Restaurant; Tokyo Farewell (aka Goodbye Joe). Reynolds talks to Schechner between songs about her songs, her hits, and how to order them. No dates on tape box, taken from program found in WBAI Folio. Archives copy contains only a portion of the entire recording. Formerly cataloged as IZ0835.
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Reynolds, Malvina., Schechner, Bill., Women...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This is a program of music and reflections produced at KPFA by Ed Schoenfeld on the night of folksinger Malvina Reynold's (August 23, 1900 – March 17, 1978) death. Includes two KPFA pitches by Reynolds. People who call in to share their thoughts on Malvina are Petria MacDonnell reading the epitaph Malvina wrote for herself over a year before her death; Florence MacDonald, Berkeley City Auditor and long time social activist; Tom Bates, State Assembly member from the East Bay; Country Joe...
Topics: Women folk musicians, Women musicians., Folk music., Radicalism -- Songs and music., Reynolds,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Malvina Reynolds and Margie Adam perform at a benefit for Women Library Workers. Recorded at Glide Church in San Francisco on May 13th, 1977. Produced by Martha Oelman. Songs performed are 1. Artichokes -- 2. If You Love Me -- 3. There's A Bottom Below -- 4. The Albatross -- 5. The Little Red Hen -- 6. Turn Around -- 7. Carolina Cotton Mill Song -- 8. World In Their Pocket -- 9. Little Boxes -- 10. Best Friend (The Unicorn Song)
Topics: Reynolds, Malvina., Adam, Margie., Women musicians -- United States., Women Library Workers (U.S.),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
A tribute to singer-songwriter Malvina Reynolds (1900-1978). The program is comprised of a running narration by Reynolds' daughter, Nancy Schimmel, pieces of interviews with Ms. Reynolds, and reminiscences by Pete Seeger. Explores how she wrote songs, her struggle to get her material distributed, a discussion of her politics, what it is like to grow up a Socialist, beliefs about life after death, and hopes for social change. Narrated by Nancy Schimmel; written and produced by Susan Kernes;...
Topics: Reynolds, Malvina., Schimmel, Nancy., Seeger, Pete, 1919-2014, Experimental music., Socialism and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Folk singer Malvina Reynolds talks with Dorothy Healey and sings some of her own songs about the workers' movement, computers, nuclear power, non-realism, the KKK, and rape. Reynolds and Healey talk about communicating with people of all ages, her life and her family, the movement against nuclear power and the basis for her political beliefs. Songs sung by Reynolds include The little mouse -- Wheels -- Power plant reggae -- Carolina cotton mill song -- The judge said -- World in their pocket --...
Topics: Healey, Dorothy, 1914-2006, Political ballads and songs., Women musicians., Ku Klux Klan (1915- ),...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Faith Petric (September 13, 1915-October 24, 2013) sings folk songs written by other musicians in the studio. Produced by Ed Schoenfeld. They discuss the Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World), Bruce "Utah" Phillips, Petric's own biographical history, the folk music scene in the Bay Area, and Petric's involvement with the San Francisco Folk Music Club. Petric performs Colorado Trail (lyrics from Carl Sandburg's American Songbag and Lee Hays) -- Waltzing Matilda (Banjo Paterson and...
Topics: Petric, Faith., Folk-songs., Women musicians., Radicalism -- Songs and music., Women folk...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
The woman who is self-proclaimed as the Peace Pilgrim (née Mildred Norman) has been walking for peace since 1953. In this interview she discusses her psychology and philosophy and tells how she will continue to walk until there is peace in the world. Mixed with music by Malvina Reynolds, Holly Near and Chad Mitchell Trio. Produced by Pearl Skotnes, with interviewed Peace Pilgrim with assistance from Ann Rush.
Topics: Skotnes, Pearl., Pacifists., American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Peace Pilgrim,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Dr. Helen Caldicott, author of "Nuclear madness: what you should do", speaks on the nuclear war possibilities of the past (Cuban missile crisis) and present. She also explains the possibilities of excess radiation, the problems of uranium waste, how radiation causes cancer and the genetic implications of such elements as plutonium, nuclear power proliferation and its worldwide use in the future and what it would be like after a nuclear war. Includes songs "No nukes for me"...
Topics: Caldicott, Helen, Nuclear warfare -- Medical aspects., Women authors, Radiation -- Physiological...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Recordings from the 1974 San Francisco Women's Music Festival, recorded at the First Unitarian Church in January 1974. Contents: Reel A: A brief rap by one of the festival's organizers (from San Francisco Women's Center) to be used as an introduction to the music tape. Reel B: Performances from the concert: Susie and Selby perform Bill Monroe's "Uncle Pen"; Faith Petric plays "Bread & Roses" and Jean Ritchie's "West Virginia Mining Disaster"; Debbie Spitz...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's music, Women's music festivals,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Recordings from the 1974 San Francisco Women's Music Festival, recorded at the First Unitarian Church in January 1974. Contents: Reel A: A brief rap by one of the festival's organizers (from San Francisco Women's Center) to be used as an introduction to the music tape. Reel B: Performances from the concert: Susie and Selby perform Bill Monroe's "Uncle Pen"; Faith Petric plays "Bread & Roses" and Jean Ritchie's "West Virginia Mining Disaster"; Debbie Spitz...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's music, Women's music festivals,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
Recordings from the 1974 San Francisco Women's Music Festival, recorded at the First Unitarian Church in January 1974. Contents: Reel A: A brief rap by one of the festival's organizers (from San Francisco Women's Center) to be used as an introduction to the music tape. Reel B: Performances from the concert: Susie and Selby perform Bill Monroe's "Uncle Pen"; Faith Petric plays "Bread & Roses" and Jean Ritchie's "West Virginia Mining Disaster"; Debbie Spitz...
Topics: American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982, Women's music, Women's music festivals,...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982
This program presents music by activist women working in the anti-nuclear/safe energy movement. Very little of it is available on records. Featured are Ede Morris, Kate Wolf, Holly Near, and Women With Wings (a Northern California based women's chorus). Also included is an interview with Lynn Grasberg, musician and member of Women for a Nuclear Free Future and Tisha Darthwaite from East Bay Feminists Against Nukes, discussing areas of specific concern to women within the larger context of the...
Topics: Near, Holly., Morris, Ede., Wolf, Kate., Grasberg, Lynn., Darthwaite, Tisha., Political ballads and...
Source: http://pacificaradioarchives.org/american-women-making-history-and-culture-1963-1982